How parents can handle Christmas contact

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December 26, 2016 1 comment

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Child contact over Christmas is a major issue facing divorced or separated families. On Christmas Eve, solicitor Charlotte Newman examined this emotional topic from the perspective of the children. In the second of a two-art series, solicitor Amy Foweather now explores the issue from the parents’ point of view. Christmas can be a particularly tense…

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It’s not the amount of contact it’s the quality

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November 29, 2016 17 comments

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The other day I read with interest the results of a new study into the involvement of fathers in early child-rearing, and its effect upon the behaviour of children. The study, by a team at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, concluded: “Psychological and emotional aspects of paternal involvement…

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Father who left Orthodox community ‘must see children’

November 29, 2016 0 comments

family life

A father of two who left his Orthodox religious community must be allowed to continue seeing his children , a Family Court Judge has ruled. The case concerned a former couple living in London. Their two children are still quite young.. After their separation, they lived with the mother. The whole family had practised  Satmar…

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie settle Rocco dispute

September 8, 2016 0 comments

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Pop star Madonna and filmmaker Guy Ritchie have come to an agreement about where their teenage son Rocco should live. Earlier this year, the dispute generated headlines around the world when Rocco refused to return to the United States after visiting his father in London. He then enrolled in an English school. Madonna wanted him…

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Muslim woman blamed Sharia after abandoning her children

September 7, 2016 3 comments

Sharia

A Lebanese woman who abandoned her children blamed Sharia law, a court in Australia heard. The mother was a devout Muslim living in Sydney. She had three children, aged nine, 14 and 17. Following a divorce from her then husband, who was also Lebanese and had a history of violent behaviour, she remarried and promptly…

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